George Mason University

country rank  64
world rank  83

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University Overview

Established in 1957, George Mason University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Fairfax (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, George Mason University (GMU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education institution. George Mason University (GMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 63 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. GMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym GMU
Founded 1957
Motto Freedom and Learning
Colours Mason green and Mason gold

University Location

Address 4400 University Drive
Fairfax
22030-4444 Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (703) 993 1000
Fax +1 (703) 993 1002

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax 22030
(703) 993 2400

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to George Mason University's Library
George Mason University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,143,563 physical volumes, 524,912 physical media, 282,215 digital/electronic medium and 772 licensed digital/electronic databases. George Mason University's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
George Mason University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,307 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1972


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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